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The Wellness Map | Amy Salman
November 21, 2018
Tax to the Max
December 5, 2018

Jingle Ballin’ on a Budget

“For budgeting, pick a number per person and really stick to it.” – $mart Women Invest

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Giving gifts is difficult.

You have to find something the person would want, while keeping the price under an appropriate budget. For the novice buyer, this task can send you into a rabbit hole of Google searches and blog reading.

That’s why on today’s $mart Women Invest podcast, we are discussing budgeting during the holiday season. When we use price-constraints, we can help funnel the search for that perfect gift in more productive directions.

Tune in to today’s episode so you can learn more tips & tricks from Michelle and Jennifer!

“I’m not a scrooge. I just think there are better ways to celebrate than gifts.” – $mart Women Invest

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Retail sales are expected to rise by 4.8% this holiday season.
  • If you don’t want gifts, let the people around you know.
  • Propose alternatives: a dinner celebration, potluck, etc.
  • Make people be creative by putting a spending limit on Secret Santa.
  • The best time to buy flights for the holidays is 62 days in advance.
  • Don’t forget about train travel during harsh weather conditions.

Smarties of the Week

  • Check out the app Santa’s Bag.
  • Check out the show GLOW on Netflix!

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